good eats near the Palace Theatre
Going to be in London for the first time ever, seeing Spamalot on March 22; any suggestions for good pre-show dining near there? Any other suggestions for London eats are welcome also, thank you! We'll be there for 3 days, staying in Kensington.
Just walked by there 2 days ago.. here's a preview if the photo attach works. That's a very wide area you have to choose from for pre-theatre dining. I'd do a big tea at Brown's then walk it off getting to the show. Chinatown is also nearby or something in Piccadilly. Names will appear....
Well, you are really in the middle of everything there from Atelier De Joel Robuchon, The Ivy and J Sheekey's to a £5 bowl of noodles at Wagamama
Depending on your time schedule, I really like to go to one of the old school places nearby
Mon Plaisir is a real old London Stalwart and does a decent pre theatre menu
You are also less than a block from the heart of SOHO where there are a myriad different places most of which will not need a reservations.
I quite like Little Italy on Frith St next to the legendary Bar Italia ( from which I was once ejected for suggesting that Rocky Marciano was a bum - but that's a whole 'nother story) If you want to be a real SOHO'ite, you should also stop for a pint in either The French House or The Coach & Horses.
Your are also very close to Chinatown. A lot of the places are to be avoided but the hot pots at Fung Shing on Gerrard st are worth stopping to try
Finally, I really like The Cork & Bottle which is another old stamping ground for Londoners. It is in a dubious location on the edge of Leicester Square between a crappy Fish & Chip shop and a sex shop which specialises in Spanking movies ( er... so I hear, ahem ) Descend into the basement and you find a cheery room with decent but basic food and the best wine list in London.
Hope any of this helps
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